Brett Dufour receives NIH NRSA award

02/06/15  Portland, Ore.

We are pleased to announce that Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate, Brett Dufour, received an NIH/NINDS National Research Service Award (NRSA).

Brett Dufour - F31NS092281
HPA-axis dysfunction in Huntington's disease
(Mentor: Jodi McBride)

Congratulations Brett!

A full listing of current and previous NIH-NRSA awards can be found here (for predoctoral trainees) and here (for postdoctoral trainees).

Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein, for whom the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) is named, passed away on October 6, 2009. Aside from Dr. Kirschstein's scientific accomplishments in polio vaccine development, and becoming the first woman director of an NIH institute, she was a champion of research training and a strong advocate for the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce. More on Dr. Kirschstein's life can be found at